Definition of Hijacking

1. Noun. Robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force.

Exact synonyms: Highjacking
Generic synonyms: Robbery
Specialized synonyms: Buccaneering, Piracy
Derivative terms: Highjack, Hijack

Definition of Hijacking

1. Verb. (present participle of hijack) ¹

2. Noun. The act of one who hijacks; the seizure of vehicles. ¹

3. Noun. The instance of such an act; the seizure of a vehicle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hijacking

1. hijack [v] - See also: hijack

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hijacking

highwires
highwrought
higre
higres
hijab
hijabed
hijabista
hijabistas
hijabless
hijabs
hijack
hijackable
hijacked
hijacker
hijackers
hijacking (current term)
hijackings
hijacks
hijiki
hijinks
hijinx
hijra
hijrah
hijrahs
hijras
hike
hike up
hikeathon
hikeathons
hiked

Literary usage of Hijacking

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1. Science and Technology to Counter Terrorism: Proceedings of an Indo-U.S by Roddam Narasimha, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.), United States, Office of Naval Research (2007)
"In civil aviation it is called interfering with airport and aircraft operations, and the political judgment is taken out of the hijacking issue. ..."

2. Technology Against Terrorism: Structuring Security (1994)
"hijacking of a Kuwaiti airliner to Iran, killing two Americans. 1985 hijacking of TWA flight 847 by Shi'ite terrorists, lasting 17 days, with the torture ..."

3. Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1997: Hearing Before the by DIANE Publishing Company (2000)
"THE US DOES NOT CONDONE hijacking UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES AND DOES NOT CONSIDER THE PROSECUTION OF HIJACKERS TO BE A VIOLATION OF THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS. ..."

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